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  1. GOD CREATED THE HEAVENLY BEINGS
  2. From the highest, in rank, to the lowest they are:

    Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominions, Powers, Principalities, Archangels, & Angels.

    Do Angels really look like this?(Neh 9:6) Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.

    (Psa 148:1) Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights. (Psa 148:2) Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.

    (Col 1:16) For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

    CHERUBIMS

    (Gen 3:24) So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

    (2 Ki 19:15) And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said, O LORD God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth.

    (Psa 99:1) The LORD reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth between the cherubims; let the earth be moved.

    (Isa 37:16) O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth.

    DESCRIPTION OF:

    (Ezek 10:14) And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.

    (Ezek 1:10) As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.

    SERAPHIM

    (Isa 6:2) Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.

  3. TWO KINDS OF ANGELS
  4. GOOD - (1 Tim 5:21) I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.

    BAD - (2 Pet 2:4) For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

    (Jude 1:6) And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

  5. ANGELS ACT AS MESSENGERS
  6. (Job 1:6) Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.

    (1 Ki 22:19) And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left.

  7. ARE IN GREAT NUMBERS
  8. (Heb 12:22) But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,

    (Rev 5:11) And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;

    (Psa 68:17) The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.

  9. LIMITED (IN POWER AND KNOWLEDGE)
  10. POWER

    (Dan 10:11-13) And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling. Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.

    KNOWLEDGE

      1. DID NOT UNDERSTAND DEATH OF CHRIST
      2. (1 Pet 1:11-12) Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

      3. DID NOT UNDERSTAND ABOUT THE CHURCH
      4. DID NOT UNDERSTAND ABOUT THE SECOND COMING
      5. (Mat 24:34-36) Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

      6. WOMEN TEACH ANGELS

    (1 Cor 11:10) For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.

  11. VERY POWERFUL
  12. (2 Ki 19:35) And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.

  13. TWELVE LEGIONS OF ANGELS
  14. (Mat 26:53) Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?

  15. MENTIONED MANY TIMES IN THE BIBLE
  16. NOT TO WORSHIP
  17. (Col 2:18) Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

  18. TWO MAIN ANGELS MENTIONED BY NAME
  19. GABRIEL - LUKE 1:19

    MICHAEL-DANIEL 10:13-14

    Fights against Satan - Rev. 12:7

    He is the champion angel of Israel.

  20. MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT ANGELS
      1. THAT THEY ARE WOMEN
      2. THAT THEY HAVE LONG BLOND HAIR
      3. THAT THEY HAVE WINGS
      4. THAT THEY HAVE A HALO
      5. THAT PEOPLE THAT GO TO HEAVEN BECOME ANGELS
      6. THAT THEY JUST SIT IN HEAVEN ALL THE TIME PLAYING HARPS

  21. ANGELS ARE CONNECTED WITH:
  22. PRIESTS; WARFARE; WORSHIP; PUNISHMENT; JUDGMENT; GUARDIANS.

  23. JOBS THAT ANGELS DO: (6 FOLD).
      1. THEY GUIDE
      2. (Acts 8:26) And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.

        (Acts 10:3) He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.

      3. THEY SUCCOR - TO ASSIST AND HELP IN TIME OF NEED OR WANT.
      4. (Acts 27:21-25) But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss. And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man's life among you, but of the ship. For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve, Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee. Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.

        (Luke 22:41-43) And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.

      5. THEY WATCH THE CHURCH
      6. (Mat 18:4-10) Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire. Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

        (Acts 5:17-21) Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation, And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison. But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said, Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life. I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.

        (1 Cor 11:7-10) For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man. For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.

      7. THEY HAVE CHARGE OF THE DEAD
      8. (Luke 16:22) And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;

        (Mark 13:26-27) And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

      9. THEY WILL ACCOMPANY CHRIST - SECOND ADVENT
      10. (Mat 25:31) When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

        (2 Th 1:7-8) And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:

      11. THEY SHALL BE EXECUTORS OF JUDGMENT

    (Acts 12:21-23) And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them. And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man. And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

    (Mat 13:41-42) The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

  24. WHO SAW ANGELS?
  25. ABRAHAM; LOT; JACOB; BALAAM; GIDEON; PARENTS OF SAMSON; ZACHARIAS; JOSEPH; MARY; SHEPHERDS; JESUS; WOMEN AT TOMB; PETER; JOHN; MOSES; DANIEL; DAVID; PHILIP; CORNELIUS; PAUL; KING HEROD.

  26. ANGELS AS YOUNG MEN
      1. Story of Abraham and Lot in Gen. 18 & 19.
      2. (3 men; one was the Lord; 2 were angels)

      3. A Young man - (33 years old)
      4. At the Resurrection of Christ:

    (Luke 24:3-4) And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:

    (John 20:11-12) But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre, And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.

  27. FALLEN ANGELS VS. SONS OF GOD (O.T. & N.T.)
  28. GEN. 6 - ANGELS WITH WOMEN.

    (Gen 6:1) And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, (Gen 6:2) That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. (Gen 6:3) And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. (Gen 6:4) There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

    THESE ARE THE FALLEN ANGELS IN 2 PET. 2 & JUDE 1:6,7

    IN BOTTOMLESS PIT - (Jude 1:6) And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

    SONS OF GOD - DEFINED IN O.T. (ANGELS)

    (Job 1:6-7) Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

    (Job 2:1-2) Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD. And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

    (Job 38:4-7) Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

    SONS OF GOD - DEFINED IN N.T. (BELIEVERS)

    (John 1:12) But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

    (Rom 8:14) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

    (Phil 2:15) That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

    (1 John 3:1-2) Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

  29. THE ANGEL OF THE LORD (JESUS CHRIST)
  30. (Josh 5:13-15) And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries? And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant? And the captain of the LORD'S host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.

  31. HELL IS FOR THE DEVIL HAS HIS ANGELS

(Mat 25:41) Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: